While taping "The Late Show" on Thursday, April 3, longtime host David Letterman casually announced he will retire in 2015. Many celebrities who crossed paths with Letterman in his 33 years behind the desk took to Twitter to share feelings, photos and anecdotes:
— Sarah Michelle (@RealSMG) April 4, 2014
— Kaley Cuoco Sweeting (@KaleyCuoco) April 4, 2014
Maybe it's futile, but here goes.
@Letterman cannot retire.
Send him this:
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) April 4, 2014
Just had great time with@letterman.
On Friday. No one like him.
— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) April 3, 2014
Wow, @Letterman retiring. He's been a significant force in my "later" career. Thanks, Dave!
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) April 3, 2014
David @Letterman announced he's retiring in 2015. It's been 31 incredible years. Television won't be the same without you, Dave.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 3, 2014
Obvi will miss Letterman and his gorgeous tooth scenario/general brilliance
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) April 3, 2014
Haha! My phone has been blowin up w 2 words "Letterman retiring" I luv that man.RT @The1stTaste: Congrats on taking over 4 Letterman!
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) April 4, 2014
First Jeter and now Letterman. Damn. I gotta get my kid to NY this summer to meet those guys so we'll have something in common.
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) April 4, 2014
There's a tear under the CBS eye! David Letterman - Simply The Best!!!
— Arsenio Hall (@ArsenioHall) April 3, 2014
David @Letterman is the best there is and ever was.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) April 3, 2014
I can't believe David Letterman has announced his retirement--he is a great guy! @Letterman
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 3, 2014
Letterman broke the mold for not just Late Night, but TV itself. He's a vanguard- his influence is seen all over the dial today. What a run!
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) April 3, 2014
Mr. Letterman, you have always been the best. I've had more fun on your show and you've been a class guy all the way. Enjoy ur final days.
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) April 3, 2014
For me as a guest, to make Dave laugh was the modern day equivalent of making Carson laugh. #Lettermanisleaving
— Jeff Daniels (@Jeff_Daniels) April 3, 2014
"Y'know who does a wonderful David Landerman impersonation? Joe Piscopo." -- the CBS exec they can't fire because of nepotism
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 3, 2014